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Fantastic Acreage - Kitwanga, BC
Fantastic Acreage - Kitwanga, BC
This is a great acreage to build or move a modular home onto. Power and telephone are at the lot line and the road is paved and maintained year-round. There are no restrictions with zoning. Possible mountain views.
  • Size: 160 acres
  • Area: MNCOAST
  • Price: $170,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

All around the Province affordable housing is scarce. It doesn’t get much affordable than this, and you have the flexibility to use the property the way you choose. It could be a mixed residential and commercial use where you can live and earn an income. You can keep animals and grow what you choose. There are also jobs in the area, with lots happening in forestry and mining. This could a home base when not in camp.


This acreage is mostly flat rising about 30 m west to east and 40 m south the north. The average elevation is 350 m above sea level.

Location : DL 1325 Hazelton Kitwanga (Back) Road
Access : From the junction of Highway 16 and 37 head north to the village of Kitwanga. Drive approximately 7 km and turn right onto Hazelton Kitwanga (Back) Road. The property is on your right in 1.5 km.
Improvements : None.
Investment Features : Affordable acreage in a beautiful area.
Services : Power and telephone.
Recreation :

Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area offer an exceptional, natural setting for a wide variety of existing and potential recreational activities. Hiking, and snowmobiling are two popular frontcountry and backcountry activities. Beautiful glaciers top these mountains. Access information:


  • Oliver Creek Road, (most southern entrance from Cedarvale) an old mining road, takes you to a spectacular unspoiled alpine basin where ‘small footprint’ camping is permitted.
  • Watson Lakes Trail (just to the south) has a rough gravel road and continues with a hiking trail. This trail ends at 3 small Lakes including Watson Lake, which is known for it’s fishing. Camping is also permitted.
  • Whiskey Creek Trail, (just to the north) is a relatively easy trail leading through mature forest and creeks. Past trails end, mountaineering/rock climbing is the way to continue.
  • Mountain biking and horseback riding are currently permitted but vegetation erosion is closely monitored to ensure habitat remains undamaged.
  • Snowmobiling and off roading, within designated boundaries, which are popular, offer great ranges of exploration and exhilaration.

The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park offers an environment unto its own. The mountain top is above the treeline and to this day remains in a perfectly natural state. For those who hike the trail, your reward is an excellent view of the Seven Sisters Peaks as well as up and down the Skeena Valley.


  • Hiking to the viewpoint at timberline is a steep incline but the trail is clear and in good condition all the way to the viewpoint.
  • Horseback riding is not permitted on the Mountain Trail due to the steep inclines but is permitted in other lower areas of the Park.
  • Wilderness, backcountry and alpine camping is permitted.
  • Mountain biking is limited to roadways.

The Skeena River is a mighty river originating south of the Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park in north western, flowing to the Pacific Ocean. Five species of salmon are in this river, along with steelhead. Fisheries Regulations need to be consulted before heading out for the big catch. Taking in the beauty of the whole Skeena Valley by boating, floating, or paddling, provide a prime way to relish the day.

Area Data :

The Village of Kitwanga, also known as Gitwangak, is located on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37, 4 km north of the junction with the Yellowhead Highway 16. It has been designated a National Historic Site. You can explore the history of the Northwest First Nations at the Kitwanga Fort National Historic Site. The 1893 St Paul’s Anglican Church and Bell Tower at Kitwanga are landmarks that cannot be missed. The different Clan totem poles that line the river can be viewed and are easily accessible.


Population for Kitwanga is approximately 480. Top Employers are Kitwanga Forest Products, Kitwanga Elementary and Meek Logging Ltd. Within the town they have a Community Hall, Post Office, general store, restaurant, rec center, ballfield, RV park, trail system, guest house, ambulance station and two churches.


Highway Transport
Highway 16 and 37 join in Kitwanga. Highway 37 is one of only two routes from BC to the Yukon Territory and the State of Alaska. The total distance from the junction of Highway 16 to the Yukon border is 725 kilometres. Highway 37 passes through the Skeena River Valley with BC North Bus service.


Air Service
Domestic connections to international airports are available in Terrace and Smithers. Terrace is serviced by Air Canada, West Jet, Central Mountain Air, Hawkair and Northern Thunderbird. Smithers is serviced by Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and Northern Thunderbird.


Railway Routes
Via Rail west to Prince Rupert or east to Jasper from Kitwanga’s flag stop. The Kitwanga stop is on the Canadian National Railway mainline.


Education
Education options include Kitwanga Elementary School K-7, and Hazelton, K-7 and Secondary 8-12. The Gitwangak Education Society includes a Gitksan immersion daycare and various adult education programs. Bussing is available for schools in Hazelton, which provides a secondary, 8-12 school.


Vegetation and Wildlife
Resident mountain goat herds live within the Seven Sisters Protected Area. They use the Seven Sisters peaks and ridges during the summer, and winter in the forests near Oliver Creek and Hells Bells Creek. Although not currently threatened, the mountain goats are sensitive to changes in habitat, noise levels and hunting pressures, so they are monitored closely.


Grizzly (watch-listed) and black bears, raptors and other birds use the entire Protected Area. In the low elevation forested area, marten and fisher (watch-listed) use the older forests, while moose, mule deer, coyotes and wolves tend to use the area around natural openings, burned areas and old logging cut blocks. The low elevation forest between Hells Bells Creek and Oliver Creek provides mule deer winter range. High elevation wetlands in the Upper Price Creek drainage are likely important for migratory waterfowl in spring and fall.


Tailed frogs (watch-listed) have been found across the Skeena River from Oliver Creek, and may live in small tributaries within the Protected Area. High breeding populations of rough-skinned newts live in small ponds near Coyote Creek at the northern extent of their range. Salmon pass through the lower reaches of all creeks; trout live within most lakes and creeks.


The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park also offers wildlife viewing opportunities through various habitats. There are high value grizzly bear habitats in the subalpine as well as good moose habitat. Lower elevation provides excellent migratory bird viewing opportunities.


Along the Skeena River, between Prince Rupert and Hazelton, Kermode bear (also known as Spirit bear) live in and near the Skeena Valley from Prince Rupert to Hazelton. The region is also home to many black bears and brown bears. Grizzly bears are less common in the area but the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is located nearby. Five varieties of salmon, and steelhead are predominant in the river.

History :

History Kitwanga or Gitwangak (“people of the place of rabbits” in the Gitxsan language) had long been a trade center for the northwest First Nations cultures and for the settlers that pioneered the Kitwanga valley. Today, the culture and history of Gitwangak are on display at Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site (situated in the Kitwanga Valley). The surrounding area is rich in First Nations history and is home to over 50 totem poles


The Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected area, which abuts the Cedarvale community, has an interesting history. The destiny of the Seven Sisters area had been discussed in various forums for more than two decades. Formal land use planning began in 1989. In 1991, the Kispiox Resource Management Plan recommended the Seven Sisters as a study area. In 1994, a Kispiox planning group considered land uses in the Seven Sisters. These recommendations were presented by a special planning group and the Seven Sisters Provincial Park was announced by the Provincial Government in 2000.


The area around the Seven Sisters mountain range has stimulated interest in mineral exploration since the late 1920s. Discoveries included veins with gold, silver, lead and zinc, all in the headwaters of Oliver Creek. Several log cabins were built to facilitate exploration at the time. After a hiatus, exploration continued between 1968 and 1983, including aeromagnetic, gravity, magnetic and geochemical surveys and trenching to expose bedrock in areas of interest. No mineral occurrences were economically viable for mining. The only remnant of the area’s mining exploration history are the roads (Oliver Creek Trail and Coyote Creek Trail) and a few dilapidated buildings outside the Protected Area at the abandoned Magnetron Site on the Coyote Creek Trail.


Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park was established in 1997 having 720 hectares. North of Cedarvale, the mountains are in the Nass Range near Kitwanga. The trail was rebuilt through a joint project by BC Parks and volunteers from Round Square International Schools at Soaring Spirits Camp.


The Skeena River is the second-longest river entirely within BC (after the Fraser River). Since ancient times, the Skeena has been an important transportation artery, particularly for the Tsimshian and the Gitxsan - whose names mean ‘inside the Skeena River’ and ‘people of the Skeena River’ respectively. The river and its basin have historically sustained a wide variety of fish, wildlife and vegetation; and communities native to the area depend on the health of the river.

Zoning : None.
Legal : THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 1325 CASSIAR DISTRICT
PID 015-719-499
Taxes : $387 (2018)
Map Reference : 55° 7'7.64"N and 127°58'33.23"W
Listing # : 18156